2018-2019 Seminar Series

August 2018

21

State of the School
Dr. Aaron Bowman, Professor and Head

Introduction to Course/Expectations
Dr. Jason Canon, Associate Professor of Toxicology

Tue

28

Manganese Biology, Toxicity and Neurodegeneration
Dr. Aaron Bowman, Professor and Head

Tue

September 2018

11

Taking Comprehensive Approaches to Evaluate Exposures in Workplace and Ambient Environment

Dr. Sa Liu, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Tue

18

Heterocyclic Amine Exposure-Increasing Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Rachel Foguth, Graduate Student

Tue

25

Sticker-Like Electronics (Sticktronics) for Wearable Biomedical Devices

Dr. Chi Hwan Lee, Assistant Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering 

Tue

October 2018

2

Voxel-Wise Prediction of Micro-Scale Tumor Pathology from Multicontrast Mri, Non-Parametric Machine Learning, And Spatially-Registered Core Biopsy

Dr. Jason Parker, Director of Diagnostic Physics and Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences; Indiana University School of Medicine

Tue

9

FALL BREAK - NO SEMINAR Tue

16

How to Become a Successful Graduate Student

Dr. Shuang Liu, Professor of Health Sciences

Tue

23

An Overview of Research Activities in the School of Food Science & Environmental Health, DIT

Sara Boyd, Lecturer, School of Food Science and Environmental Health; Dublin Institute of Technology   IRELAND

Tue

30

Advances in Medical Physics: Role & Impact on Patient Care and Cure

Dr. Indra Das, Vice Chair, Professor and Director of Medical Physics; NYU Langone Medical Center

Tue

November 2018

6

The Association Between Olfactory and Cognitive Function Tests with Aluminum and Other Metals in an Occupationally Exposed Population

Zainab Hasan, Graduate Student

Length of Time in the United States as a Predictor of Adolescent and Adult Blood Lead Levels

Christelene Horton, Graduate Student

Tue

13

A Fishy Story: Alterations in Pulmonary Lipid Metabolism Drive Ozone Induced Lung Inflammation

Dr. Kim Gowdy, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine; East Carolina Univeristy

Tue

20

Radioacoustic Computed Tomography: Design and proto-type development for Proton Radiotherapy

Michael Klem, Graduate Student

Quantification of Bone Lead and Toenail Manganese and Mercury in vivo with X-ray Fluorescence Technology

Xinxin Zhang, Graduate Student

Tue

27

Pharmacological Challenges Examining the Underlying Mechanism of Altered Response Inhibition and Attention Due to Circadian Disruption in Adult Long-Evans Rats

Rekha Balachandran, Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Bowman Lab

Myogenic Targets of Methylmercury Toxicity During Development

Lisa Prince, Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Bowman Lab

Tues

January 2019

8

Neurodegeneration in Essential Tremor: Investigating Cerebral Gray Matter Volume Loss

Eric Cameron, Graduate Student

Whole-Brain R1 Mapping Predicts MN Accumulation in The Human Brain: A Support Vector Machine Approach

David Edmondson, Graduate Student

Tue

15

TBD Tue

22

Imaging of Lipid Compartments with Advanced Fast Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging

Ahmad Alhulail, Graduate Student

Tue

29

Flash Radiotherapy: Path to Increase the Therapeutic Ratio

Dr. Peter Maxin, Associate Professor - Director and Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology Physics

Chief Medical Physicist, Indiana University School of Medicine

Tue

February 2019

5

Does Exposure to Air Pollution Increase Dementia Risk? The State of the Science, the Pitfalls of Big Data, and the Evidence We Need

Dr. Jennifer Wueve, Associate Professor of Epidemiology Boston University School of Public Health (Host:  Dr. Linda Nie)

Tue

12

Bioactive Food Abates Metabolic and Synaptic Alterations by Modulation of Gut Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Tauqeerunnisa Syeda, Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Cannon Lab

Involvement of c-Abl kinase in activation of NLRP3 inflammasome via cathepsin B: Implications for Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Vivek Lawana, Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Cannon Lab

Tue

19

Predicting Microscopic and Molecular Characteristics of Primary Adult Gliomas through Canonical Discriminant Analysis of Voxel-Wise, Multiparametric Radiomic Algorithm Classifications

Emily Diller, Graduate Student

Tue

26

The use of preclinical imaging to study radiotherapy and radiation injury

Dr. M. Waleed Gaber, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine (Host: Dr. Perez-Torres)

Tue

28

DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Identifying Imaging biomarkers for manganese toxicity in occupationally exposed welders

David Edmondson, Ph.D. Candidate

Thurs

March 2019

5

Molecular Imaging with Spins:  A Path to High Resolution through Subspaces

Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang, Franklin W. Woeltge Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (Host:  Dr. Uzay Emir)

Tue

12

SPRING BREAK - NO SEMINAR

Tue

19

Associated Particle Neutron Elemental Imaging for Noninvasive Medical Diagnostics

Michael Abel, Graduate Student

 

Noncompliance in Radiation Oncology and the Impact on Patients

Aaron Andersen, Graduate Student

Tue

25

DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Differentiation and Evaluation of Disease Progression in Essential Tremor Utilizing MRI Biomarkers

Eric Cameron, Ph.D. Candidate

Mon

26

Imaging of Bone Perfusion: Techniques and Applications Using MRI and PET

Dr. Jonathan P Dyke, Associate Professor of Physics Research in Radiology, Citigroup Biomedical Imaging Center, Weill Cornell Medicine  (Host:  Dr. Ulrike Dydak)

Tue

April 2019

2

Uptake and dosimetric modeling of select radionuclides in a native South Carolina grass for application in radioactive waste management

Dr. Nicole Martinez, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University (Host:  Dr. Jason Harris)

Tue

4

DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Associated Particle Neutron Elemental Imaging for Noninvasive Medical Diagnostics

Michael Abel, Graduate Student

Thurs

9

Evaluation of the Health Risks Associated with Emissions from the Cured-in-Place Pipe Procedure

Dr. Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

and

Dr. Jonathan Shannahan, Assistant Professor of Toxicology, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University 

Tue

16

Dopamine Homeostasis as a Mechanistic Target Relevant to Neurodegenerative Disease

Dr. Jonathan A Doorn, Associate Professor and Division Head, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics,  University of Iowa  (Host:  Dr. Jason Cannon)

Tue

23

Dr. Laura Schwab-Reese (Host:  Dr. Ellen Wells) Tue

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